The University of Texas at Austin — Executive Director of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity

Ranked among the largest and leading research universities in the country, The University of Texas (UT) at Austin is a diverse learning community and home to more than 51,000 students and 3,000 teaching faculty. UT Austin is the flagship school of The University of Texas System, which includes nine academic universities and six health institutions statewide. As a bold, ambitious leader, the university is committed to achieving excellence in undergraduate education, graduate education, research, and public service, while working to change the world through groundbreaking research and cutting-edge teaching and learning techniques. At UT Austin, tradition and innovation blend seamlessly to provide students with a robust collegiate experience. The capital of Texas, Austin has a population of approximately 950,000 and is recognized for its creative and entrepreneurial spirit, high quality of life, and progressive cultural, music, and arts environment.

Reporting to the vice president for student affairs and dean of students, the executive director of student conduct and academic integrity will advance the educational mission of the University by providing strategic leadership and vision for the Student Conduct and Academic Integrity unit in the Office of the Dean of Students. The executive director will serve as the University’s senior conduct officer and have primary responsibility for the development, interpretation, and application of policy and procedure related to academic integrity and student conduct, including overseeing management, workflow, and case intake that includes high profile, complex and urgent cases. Further, the executive director will be responsible for the administration of the student conduct process for academic, non-academic, and student organization matters, including the investigation and resolution of complaints with emphasis on student ethical development. The executive director will engage with students, faculty, legal affairs, office of the president, law enforcement, attorneys representing students, parents, community members and other stakeholders, as appropriate, for consultation, collaboration, training, prevention pertaining to student conduct, education, and problem solving. This position will provide timely updates to the vice president for student affairs via regular engagement in strategic problem solving, including issue briefings and consultation; assist or lead special assignments within the university, Office of the Dean of Students and the Division of Student Affairs, including committee appointments, and serve as a resource on student conduct matters both at the institution and nationally. The executive director provides primary leadership on technology and communication-based initiatives for the Student Conduct and Academic Integrity unit including database customization, software, and communication efforts. This position will oversee and sustain the quality of outreach and marketing initiatives including matters ranging from annual reports, assessment plans, website content, publications and launching new initiatives. The executive director will manage the unit budget of approximately $600,000 and provide supervision that includes full-time employees and student graduate research assistants and/or graduate assistants. 

The successful candidate will possess a master’s degree in student affairs administration, educational policy, law or other relevant field, with ten years of progressively responsible leadership experience in student conduct or higher education administration, including the adjudication and grievance process for student misconduct, academic discipline, residence life conduct management, or a community agency related to student development. Qualified candidates possessing a terminal degree and a minimum of eight years of relevant leadership experience are strongly encouraged to apply. The search committee is particularly interested in candidates who are a proven champion of student learning; possess strong analytical, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; and are a collaborative decision maker. 

The ideal candidate will have a keen ability to acquire information and ideas from others; share resources based on strategic needs with other colleagues; factor functional concerns and needs into strategy; incorporate long term strategic directions and goals into an operational model; delegate responsibility for overseeing functional tasks to direct reports; and, engage important stakeholders in learning.

Review of applications will begin Friday, September 25, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Michel Frendian at or Quincy Martin III at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

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The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.